I recently started reading a blog by Jeff Goins. This week he has been blogging each day and setting the challenge to slow down. His blog today was all on gratitude. Please check out his blog if you are interested in reading more!
Below are some direct quotes from him, with photos that I took when I visited my local beach! It was a windy, icy day but I was so thankful to be there and it was spectacular!
“One of the curses of living in such a fast-paced society is that we tend to take things for granted. We overlook everyday blessings, oblivious to the fact that life itself is a gift. And if we’re not careful, we can find ourselves rushing through each day, less and less grateful, which is no way to live.”
“Part of the reason we learn to say “thanks” for the seemingly small things is that it helps us appreciate the “big” things in life when they do come.
And the other reason is that as we learn to appreciate the small, we realize it is all big.”
“We learn to stop waiting for tomorrow or a better break and finally embrace where we are, right now. Which hopefully by now we can say is a very good place.”
“Be grateful for the moments that slow you down, the ones that cause you to take your time. Use these opportunities to appreciate what you already have and tend to miss. As you do, see how much better life looks, and actually is, when you approach it with gratitude.”